Department of Community and Recreation Services
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 1050
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
703-324-5641, TTY 711, Fax 703-222-9792
Media Contact: Patricia L. McClenic, Public Information Officer
January 8, 2010
Robotics Demonstration by General Dynamics at
James Lee Community Center, Falls Church
The Equal Footing Foundation and General Dynamics in partnership with the Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services’ Computer Clubhouse are sponsoring a robotics demonstration by General Dynamics at the James Lee Community Center Theater, 2855-A Annandale Road in Falls Church, Va., on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. This presentation and discussion will be of particular interest to middle and high school youth and adults interested in the filed of robotics and electronics, but can be fascinating to any one.
Equal Footing Foundation
The Equal Footing Foundation was founded to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of children and adults in Northern Virginia. Together with our corporate sponsors, local government and business partners, the foundation helps fund, launch and sustain Computer Clubhouses throughout Fairfax County. Through these clubhouses and other technology-related programs, we are able to help facilitate corporate efforts to give back to the community. "The Equal Footing Foundation serves as a vehicle through which local corporations can contribute to the education and development of area youth by supporting programs that teach and empower the next generation of community leaders."
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
General Dynamics designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, the company specializes in space and ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence.
Fairfax Computer Clubhouse
The Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe after-school learning environment where young people work with adult mentors to do homework, explore their own ideas, develop skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology. The Computer Clubhouse approach is guided by current educational research that shows that adolescents learn most effectively when they are engaged in designing and creating projects rather than memorizing facts or learning isolated skills out of context. Computer Clubhouses currently serve over 1,500 youth in six locations.
Note: Media should contact Ron Moses at 703-534-3387 ext 209 or Paul Woods at 703-324-5347 TTY 711 for additional information.
Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all
county programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable
accommodations upon request.
To request special accommodations call 703-324-4FUN (4386), TTY 711. Please allow ten working days in advance of the event in order to make the necessary arrangements.